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MRT-7 nears completion, says DOTr

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Traveling between Quezon City and Bulacan will be faster and easier with the completion of the MRT-7, which is expected to happen soon, according to the Department of Transportation.

The DOTr said Monday that the project’s overall progress rate was at 63.35 percent, and the construction works continue.

“Oras na matapos at maging operational ang MRT-7, ang dating 2-3 hours na biyahe ng ating mga kababayan mula North Avenue, Quezon City patungong San Jose del Monte sa Bulacan, ay magiging 35 minutes na lamang,” it said on Facebook.

The MRT-7 would be able to carry 300,000 to 500,000 passengers per day, it said.

It said the project took two decades to get off the ground, beginning with the submission of the unsolicited proposal for the concept in August 2001.

The concession agreement was signed in June 2008.

The DOTr said that when President Duterte came to power, not one post or train was in place.

But together with San Miguel Corporation, it worked hard to get the project off the ground, it said.

The first six train sets for the project were unveiled in December 2021.